Saturday 27 July 2019

Śnieżka (Czech: Sněžka; German: Schneekoppe), Poland, in the early 1990s - Photo: Copyright © 2019 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Maraton Karkonoski takes place each summer in the Karkonosze (Czech: Krkonoše), the highest part of the Sudetes mountain range which forms a natural border between Poland and Czechia.

Entrants can choose between two multi-terrain races, the 52km ultramaraton or the 21km półmaraton.

As the ultramarathon kicks off at 6am and the half marathon at 4pm, super-fit runners are offered the option to take part in both races (siedemdziesiątka na raty).

The 52km route features 2,340 metres of ascent and 2,340 metres of descent, the half marathon 965 metres.

Starting and finishing at an elevation of about 700 metres at the chairlift station in the ski resort of Szklarska Poręba, both routes take the runners up to the ridge of the Karkonosze, along the ridge (partly out and back) and then down again.

The highest point on the ultramarathon course is on the summit of Śnieżka (Czech: Sněžka), at 1,603 metres the highest peak of the range and the highest peak of the Czech Republic (pictured).

 

11. Maraton Karkonoski:

Date:

  • 27 July 2019 (Saturday)

Number of finishers 2018:

  • 21km: 466
  • 52km: 426

Event website:

 

Map of the venue:

 

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